Kerry and Chutzpah

By Uri Avnery If you happen to bump into John Kerry at Ben Gurion Airport, you may wonder whether he is coming or going.  He may well be wondering himself. For many weeks now he […]

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Turkey PM Erdogan to Visit Gaza

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan will visit Gaza next week, a senior official in the ruling Hamas movement told a newspaper on Thursday, although Ankara insisted a date has not yet been set. “The […]

Unattainable Peace

By Jamal Kanj But for the chap from Khan Younis refugee camp in Gaza who emerged earlier this week as the winner of the “Arab Idol,” the news from Palestine is grim. The newly appointed […]

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Gaza and the Zapatistas – Imagine!

By Julie Webb-Pullman – Gaza Autonomy.  Justice.  Land.  Liberty. Imagine if Gaza said Ya! Basta! And declared itself the first autonomous Palestinian community! Imagine if the Gaza authorities reviewed and transformed their relationship with members […]

Iraq’s Long War Refusing To End

By James Gundun – Washington In the tragic moments after the bombing of Boston’s marathon, few hours elapsed before thoughtlessness infiltrated a global media reaction. Among the unreasonable claims made online: something to the effect […]

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Hamdallah Offers Resignation to Abbas

Newly appointed Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah submitted his resignation to President Mahmoud Abbas on Thursday, informed sources told Ma’an. The decision is the result of a dispute over the premier’s jurisdiction and limits of power, […]